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Re: Sigh. I may have to look for a new church. Dinah

Posted by Tamar on August 8, 2005, at 21:01:28

In reply to Re: Sigh. I may have to look for a new church. Tamar, posted by Dinah on August 8, 2005, at 16:36:39

> There's a meet and greet this week or next, something like that. I may try to go and get a better feel for him.

Sounds like a good plan.

> I know it's not charitable of me to jump to conclusions so quickly. :(

Well, maybe it's not jumping to conclusions. After all, you're pointing out some fairly hefty changes in theological stance.

> But those little changes are so telling! In reviewing the old worship service and the new, I can see that all elements were there. But in the old it was silent confession and public intercessory prayer and in the new one it's reversed. I've never been all that fond of standardized confessions, to tell the truth. And I've always considered the public intercessory prayer time a time where we can also find out where there is need, bond, and do all those wonderful interpersonal things.

I completely agree. That's what's important to me in worship too.

> And he did away with the children's portion of the service. Another little thing, but again telling. To me there was nothing more in keeping with the spirit of the service than that short lesson presented by one of our gifted teachers, and the refreshingly innocent theological contributions by the littlest ones.

Oooh, I feel a rant coming on. He did away with the children's portion of the service? Does he have another way of including the children in worship? (I've just deleted six sarcastic comments; I'm really not sure I should be on this board...)

> I'm way too particular. My husband keeps telling me I'd need to start my own church to be happy. He won't even let me attend some guest preachers' sermons. :)
> (I'd love to tell you what prompted that, but it's not fit for the faith board.)

Oh, I want to know SO badly!

It's horrible to feel your church isn't for you any more. I've been there. It was awful.

I hope things work out OK.





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